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Re: Java Vs Perl

by r34d0nl1 (Pilgrim)
on Jan 11, 2005 at 11:37 UTC ( #421246=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Java Vs Perl

The programming language is a matter of tool that people use to get their job done. Perl is more than a simple tool
once that it has a very large community, support - runs basically everywhere and can be used to work
as a bash program or as a front end to a website.
Java is not so flexible. Have you ever tried to open a file and parse it using java?
I also have never seen a poem wrote in Java. I used to work with Java but I prefer Perl;
Perl can also be an OO language and is much faster depending on the job you are doing
Answering your questions: developers do basically the same work
no matter what language they use (but Perl is much more flexible).
And Java programmers are well paid? - Don't worry - Perl programmers are well paid as well ! :D
and finally: Perl is funnier ! :p

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Re^2: Java Vs Perl
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 11, 2005 at 12:45 UTC
    I also have never seen a poem wrote in Java.
    I'm not sure whether the possibility of writing "poems" in Perl really means anything.
    Perl can also be an OO language and is much faster depending on the job you are doing
    Well, if language A is faster than language B depending on the job you are doing, doesn't that mean that language B is also faster than language A depending on the job you are doing? Assuming the change is zero that for a particular job, both languages are as fast, it means that for some, but not all, jobs, language A is faster. Hence, there are jobs for which language A isn't faster, and therefore, language B is faster.

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